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  • Last Updated : 17 Nov, 2022
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The jQuery :first Selector is used to select the first element of the specified type. 

Syntax:

$(":first")

Example 1: In this example, we will select the first <p> element by using jQuery :first Selector.

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
 
<head>
    <script src=
    </script>
     
    <script>
        $(document).ready(function () {
            $("p:first").css(
                "background-color", "green");
        });
    </script>
</head>
 
<body>
    <h1>
        <center>Geeks</center>
    </h1>
    <p>Geeks for Geeks</p>
    <p>jQuery</p>
    <p>First Selector</p>
</body>
 
</html>

Output:

Example 2: In this example, we will select the first <p> element of the first <div> by using jQuery :first Selector.

HTML




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
 
<head>
    <script src=
    </script>
 
    <script>
        $(document).ready(function () {
            $("p:first").css(
                "background-color", "green");
        });
    </script>
</head>
 
<body>
    <h1>
        <center>Geeks</center>
    </h1>
    <div style="border:1px solid;">
        <p>Geeks for Geeks</p>
        <p>jQuery</p>
    </div>
    <br>
    <div style="border:1px solid;">
        <p>Geeks for Geeks</p>
        <p>jQuery</p>
        <p>First Selector</p>
    </div>
    <p>jQuery:First Selector</p>
</body>
 
</html>

Output:

Note: Above code will select only the first <p> element of first div. To select the first <p> element of second div use :first-child selector. 


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